But the death of frank speaking is, speaking frankly, a disaster. A state, a business, even a household, cannot operate without private conversations. The carefully measured words you choose to describe a problem co-worker in an all-staff email are not the same as the harsh language you save for the one-on-one with your line manager.

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/11/can-we-talk-in-confidence-the-death-of-candour-in-the-age-of-surveillance?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xOTA3MTE%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

I am careful about online privacy for personal issues. I blog, as you who are reading my blog know, but I share what I want to. And don’t share what I want to keep private. I have location services turned off on my iPhone. I use Facebook in a separate browser. I have Ghostery installed in Safari and Chrome, and I use the Brave privacy enhanced browser quite a bit. I would never own an Android phone. I use an Apple Macintosh, not Windows.

I think this is a loss for us as humans.